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Arsenal must do more to convince

Published: November 20, 2017

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Fitness and tactics won the North London derby but can Arsenal kick on? Elsewhere, derby day in Madrid was ‘won’ by Barcelona, Paul Pogba boosted Man United, Juventus slumped and Valencia won again


Italy have themselves to blame

Published: November 13, 2017

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Italy need to play the FIFA rankings game but it won’t help them vs. Sweden.


Antonio Conte vindicated vs. Man Utd, Bayern seize on Dortmund’s flaws

Published: November 6, 2017

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Big coaches make big decisions in big moments.


Madrid shouldn’t panic… yet

Published: October 30, 2017

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Real Madrid are eight points back but can close on Barcelona if they stay calm. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s plan works vs. Tottenham but Man City are a cut above the competition.


Spurs punished Liverpool lapses

Published: October 23, 2017

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Sunday displayed the strengths of Tottenham and Liverpool’s weaknesses.


Man City’s defence wins the day

Published: October 2, 2017

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Instead of winning big, Pep Guardiola’s side shut down Chelsea in a 1-0 win.


No more excuses for Liverpool

Published: September 25, 2017

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Jurgen Klopp knows what’s wrong: his leaky defence just needs to execute. PLUS: Is man-marking Lionel Messi the way to slow Barcelona down


What will Lionel Messi do next?

Published: September 13, 2017

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Imagine you’re Barcelona’s star, a legend with an expiring contract in 2018. With that power comes a lot of pressure and while his next move appears clear-cut, Tuesday’s win vs


Vindication for Conte?

Published: August 21, 2017

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Under-fire Chelsea boss Antonio Conte got it right in Sunday’s win at Spurs. PLUS: Neymar’s home debut in Ligue 1 was an event to remember and Barcelona’s president is facing some serious pressure. Marcotti’s Musings »


What was Ronaldo thinking?

Published: August 14, 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Super Cup dismissal was stupid, but showed he’s human. Plus: Nemanja Matic might well be a game-changer for Man United and Neymar’s Ligue 1 debut went as well as you’d expect. Marcotti’s Musings »


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